HIRES North America / Caribbeans

HIRES North America / Caribbeans

HIRES is the indispensable tool for your regattas and cruises in North America & the Carribeans.
Access to the best high resolution models, hourly forecast and one kilometre resolution for most of the areas.

Anticipate the wind speed and direction shifts all day long
Optimise your routing according to the wind and the current with the routing module

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33,99 € tax incl.

  • 1 week
  • 3 months
  • 1 year

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Squid has been chosen as official weather provider since 2014 for all the teams of the Volvo Ocean Race. Squid also provides marine weather services for the 27 boats of the Vendée Globe as well as for most of the sailing boats that have won all the major regattas these last years. Chosen by the greatest figures in sailing and by numerous amateurs eager to operate a high-quality tool, Squid has proved tremendous success through its data and service expertise.

Squid, your best mate for all your navigation projects.


forecasts squid Forecast Models
  • HRRR 3 km - hourly updated
  • RAP 11 km - hourly updated
  • NAM 9 km
  • NAM Nest Conus 5 km
  • High Resolution St-Lawrence river 3 km
  • Arôme - Météo France 2,5 km (Currently the best model for French Carribean and Guyana)
  • GCWF 9km (Great Circle WRF)
  • GFS (25, 56 & 112 km) for 10 days
  • GEFS probabilist/ensemble models (56km, 20 scenarii + Average & Control)


forecasts squid Waves & currents
  • WW3 (52 km)
  • MyOcean Mercator (8 km)


observations squid Observations & charts
  • Synoptic charts (Bracknell, … )
  • Observations from weather bouys


routage squid Routing
  • Route & waypoints
  • Polar editor
  • Isochronic routeing
  • Best-Start : help you choose the best start schedule (safety, performance, maximum conditions,... )


routage squid Features
  • Squid is intuitive and user-friendly
  • Optimisation of the file compression to reduce size and time of data transfer on-board
  • Multiple display mode / layers (barbs, streamlines, meteograms, …)
  • Gribmail : receive your forecast and routing by mail (essential if you use an Satellite/Iridium phone)


routage squid Support
  • Free online tutorials
  • customers helpdesk by e-mail

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